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Poster: William Tell Date: Apr 24, 2009 9:35am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Letterman

I know I keep waffling, BUT, I didn't think this was bad at all...

Anybody else?

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Apr 24, 2009 9:41am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Letterman

you know what - i gotta agree - i didnt think that was too bad either and actually quite enjoyed it. phil is crankin - bobby was sounding good - and Warren was ok (hard shoes to fill)

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Apr 24, 2009 9:46am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Letterman

it was ok, but didn't make me want to open my wallet. then again, in my list of least favorite tunes, this is right up there.... usually also meant here comes the chuck berry cover/dylan encore, goodnight (irene).

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Poster: Styrofoam Cueball Date: Apr 24, 2009 10:31am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Letterman

BD, I like the way you think... ;)

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Apr 24, 2009 9:57am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Letterman

- and watching it for free from the comfort of my office recliner was just about the right price :)

i still have yet to listen to one of the shows on here - damn, i'm lazy

This post was modified by direwolf0701 on 2009-04-24 16:57:55

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Poster: William Tell Date: Apr 24, 2009 10:39am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Letterman

Oh yeah, I am there with you and BD on the $ aspect (everyone is so frickin expensive these days!!! I think I have invested a couple of hundred for just "ok" seats for Winwood and Clapton in a month or two...jeeezzz...have to reserve the bucks for favs that are getting good reviews these days).

But, again, I was expecting more of a train wreck...some of the songs I have picked from the various shows of the DEAD over the past six months have been real disappointments, but this one didn't strike me as all that off relative to ones I have sampled from the last 10-15 yrs of the boys (ie, 80-95). Certainly not the linear decline, that given my hypercritical assessment of the second half of their original thirty years, would have suggested they had passed Steve Miller's 08 highpoints and were still headed lower, rapidly gaining on Barry Manilow at the absolute bottom.

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Apr 24, 2009 10:48am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Letterman

lmao!!! rapidly gaining on Manilow - oh man, that most certainly IS the bottom.

too funny

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Poster: lobster12 Date: Apr 24, 2009 9:49am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Letterman

really? Sugar mag in your least favorite? Interesting. On a separate note...Did the Mountain Winery get a makeover? It's been years since I've been but I went online and they have boxes and it looks redone? When did that happen?

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Apr 24, 2009 10:00am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Letterman

before start of last season. in fact, it wasn't done in time for the ratdog/govt mule show so that show got moved to san jose. i think the makeover SUCKS. they put in those hard plastic chairs (like at shoreline) and have these concrete boxes for the VIP/corp groups - and i'm sure the sound is way worse. it was one of those things where they tried to do an upgrade and in so doing really fucked up the vibe of the place. I much preferred it the way it was. At least I got to see Richard Thompson there in old style for his Sweet Warrior full on electric tour. Saw Ringo Starr there last year in new format and really did not like it (who can't even be bothered to truly drum in his own band. it was fun, but thank god I didn't spend money on that). That said, still a nice way to spend an evening

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Poster: lobster12 Date: Apr 24, 2009 10:15am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Letterman

Yeah, when I saw Hornsby years ago it was folding chairs on the floor and some benches carved into the hill on thew side and a makeshift bleacher section in the back. I was thinking of going up this year. No Hornsby yet but I think a band like Huey lewis would be fun to see there

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Apr 24, 2009 10:23am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Letterman

are bonnie raitt and taj mahal taking their tour there? that would be a good one.

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Poster: lobster12 Date: Apr 24, 2009 12:39pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Letterman

Not sure I did see Boz Scaggs though

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Poster: snow_and_rain Date: Apr 24, 2009 9:56am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Letterman

Yeah really... It's not exactly my favorite tune, but your least favorite? Wow. I can think of like 25-30 songs off the top of my head that I'd rather not hear.

They do seem to have Sugar Mag down pretty well. They played it in DC (the infamous Tipper cameo) and it sounded pretty good then too (and it was much more fleshed-out). I agree that they're doing better when they just play the friggin songs instead of endless and pointless jams.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Apr 24, 2009 10:05am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Letterman

note that I don't really even know songs like samba in the rain, wave to the wind, liberty, etc. so i don't consider any of that latter day stuff. also i'll take it over most any brent tune (kind of like tons of steel). i'm just saying, it's not among the tunes i want to hear when i listen to the boys. that said, i thought they played it well - particularly given that it is that tv studio audience and no time to really warm up and get into it. i've been impressed with warren. i listened to the second night at worcester and enjoyed it.

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Poster: He Live's Date: Apr 24, 2009 7:58pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Letterman

bobby is 62... he looks like mountain man.... i imagine him appearing in the middle of the woods in a coonskin cap, brandishing a shot gun: "you're trespassing...." but mostly he keeps quiet and stands at an awkward distance. he sort of ushers us down towards the little river below and as we come out of a thick wood into a clearing, we look for him and he is gone, vanished back into the trees and leaves....

"sound" ? ok.... they sounded ok. but sugar mags... that is not a mountain man number.


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Poster: William Tell Date: Apr 24, 2009 9:15pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Letterman

Yep, as someone else noted, God knows what he's harboring in the stache...that thing is taking on a life of its own...

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Poster: SoogyerJohnson Date: Apr 24, 2009 11:09am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Letterman

bobby fixed the action on his geetar, warren sounds better on that fender than on that SG, and phil still can't sing.

Sounds like the DEAD.

......now the magic carpet is a different story. It appears Martha Stewart has cape cod'd the dead. I wonder if bobby still smells like fish oil ?

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Apr 24, 2009 3:41pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Letterman

agree w/BlueDevil...nothing wrong with it, but not great enough for me to open the wallet.

I'd rather listen to the SugarMag from 10/29/77 and imagine being there instead. And it's free.

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